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    July 6, 2011
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sit a mother accused of murdering her #-year-old daughter. >> the details were shocking and now the verdict is in. >> as to the charge of first degree murder, verdict as to count one, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. -- a mother accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter. >> fox 5 morning news continues right now. let's head outside on this wednesday morning. we'll take a look at the national cathedral. it is wednesday morning, july 6, 2011. oh, how quickly the summer rolls by. good morning. thank you for waking up with
fox 5 morning news. >> i'm steve chenevey. >> i'm wisdom martin. the summer rolled in. it is hot. >> you saw from the live shot, we have the haze out there this morning too. it is warm, humid and it will be another one of those days. i've said a cup of times, typical, really not typical for this time of year but certainly typical for this summer as we continue to see temperatures above normal and we have in excessive heat. we'll show what you is happening out there as we do have clouds across the region. you saw that. we have some haze out there as well. so not a picture perfect morning and it is muggy. temperatures are in the 70s. relative humidity in the 70s and 80s across the region. our temperatures look like this. currently, 77 degrees here in the district. 7 # in fredericksburg. also, 72 in owe someone city and in baltimore. -- 72 in fredericksburg. forecast for today looks like this. partly sunny skies. once again, can't rule out some
stray afternoon showers and thunderstorms here and there. and once again, we are looking if hot, humid conditions, highs into the 90s. we'll call it 93 degrees in the district. that was our high yesterday by the way. we should do it again. that is the latest. more coming up shortly. >> thank you. let's check with julie and get a look at traffic now. >> good morning to you all. right now, we are talking about metro. metro's blue-orange line over at the foggy bottom, gw entrance, the he -- the escalators are not working. shuttle bus service has been requested. the station remains open. out to the roads now. pennsylvania avenue coming inbound, can you not exit onto northbound minnesota avenue because of the accident activity. this is a live shot of traffic on northbound minnesota avenue. police are still out with this crash. one car removed from the scene, another one still remains. you will find that fire and rescue units are still blocking the northbound side of minnesota avenue coming inbound towards the sousa bridge, your
lanes remain open. no incidents to report on southbound georgia avenue, northbound roadwork is in place. stay it the right in order to get through as you travel past dennis avenue. you will find northbound i- 956789 lanes are open in the main line starting to slow just a bit. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. it was a shocking case that the nation has been watching for more than three years now. florida mother casey anthony accused of killing her 2-year- old daughter. >> it took a jury 11 hours to find her not guilty of the three most serious charges. jessica stone is in orlando with more on the verdict. >> reporter: after a six-week trial, full of drama, a stunning conclusion for casey anthony here in florida. nerves gave way to tears as casey anthony heard this. >> we the jury find the defendant not guilty, not guilty, not guilty, not guilty. >> reporter: the jury deciding she is a liar but not a killer
aacquitting her of murder and manslaughter. >> casey it not murder caylee. it is that simple. >> this is a lesson to those who have indulged in media assassination for thee years. >> reporter: prosecutors said the time it took to find caylee's body hurt their case. >> this is a dry bones case. very, very difficult to prove. >> reporter: but after an 11- hour deliberation, the seven woman being five-man jury was tight lipped. the 12 jurors have declined to talk to you. >> the only insight coming from an alternate juror who heard the canada is but didn't deliberate. >> the prosecution didn't meet the burden of proof. we had a lot of reasonable doubt there. >> reporter: a shocked public as many visited the place where 2-year-old caylee's tiny body was found. casey anthony remains in jail but that could change thursday when she returns to be sentenced on the four counts of
lying to police. each carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail but she has already been in jail for three years. in orlando, jessica stone, fox news. >> a lot of comments on our facebook page this morning. suzanna writes i believe she got away with murder. make me sick. >> candace says if she isn't guilty, why does she tell so many lies? so shocked and confused. share your comments on our facebook page. search under fox5 morning news. in our other stop stories, d.c. police are using the web to solve a cold case. they are looking for a suspected serial rapist whose suspected dna is linked to the murder of a georgetown scientist in 1998. the investigators say it links the man to a series of sexual
assaults in montgomery county and the killing of christina mirazyan years ago. there are new developments in the corruption scandal in prince george's county. councilmember leslie johnson says she will step down. she pleaded guilty to obstruction charges last week stemming from her role in a federal corruption scandal involving her husband, former county exec jack johnson. leslie johnson's resignation takes effect july 31st. president obama is inviting lawmakers back to the white house for more talks on raising debt ceiling. talks between the president and congressional leaders are scheduled for tomorrow. the debt debate sure to be among the topics today at the first ever twitter town hall meeting. the white house inviting president to tweet the public with questions that you can submit using the hash tag
askobama. that is all one word. it appears tim kaine is having no trouble raising money for his 2012 race. one husband republican opponents, george allen has yet to relace his second quarter fundraising total. tomorrow is the deadline for all of the candidates in the state's senate race to do so. coming up next, sometimes just a few words can bring mourning family some comfort. >> the white house changing its policies on presidential condolence letters for military families. a crackdown on relatives of osama bin laden. more on the effort to keep tabs on those family members. not that long ago, many families were priced out of an overheated housing market.
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pakistani investigators looking into the raid that killed osama bin laden want his family held for now and they are ordering the government to stop any of his relatives, any relatives of the chief al-qaeda leader from leaving country. thee of his wives were detained after the may 2nd reid. authorities have indicated recently that they are ready to send one of his wives back to her home in yemen. a somali man captured by the united states is in new york to face a terror trial. officials say he gave up important sentence intelligence about al-qaeda in yemen and its relationship with an islamic insurgent group in somalia. for the past two months, haze been secretly held at sea and interrogated aboard a u.s. warship. why drivers in maryland will have extra motivation to follow the speed limit starting today. another hot and humid one on tap. sure is a pretty start to the
day. we'll check in with tony for your full forecast as you enjoy the sunrise on this wednesday morning. 
we've been talking about this all morning. take a look. a massive dust storm sweeping through phoenix, arizona yesterday. one local tv station reported it looked about 50 miles wide. it tied up flights in las vegas and los angeles. can you imagine it would tie up some flights. >> can't see a thing. >> that is a naturally occurring phenomenon. if you think about, it about once a year, we have these pictures from that region as it does on kur there during the -- as it does occur there during the summertime. that is incredible. >> in phoenix where it has been
about 120 degrees lately, most people would have the windows shut so you won't fill the house up. >> it does leave quite a bit of dust in its wake. >> if you just moved to phoenix and you didn't know what that was, you would think the world was wending. >> can you imagine passing through on the interstate? >> like a mountain, a moving mountain. >> i wonder how long it lasts. >> that i dent know. >> amazing stuff. >> let's leave it in the desert. >> yeah, we've got our own issues. mainly heat and humidity today. we'll start with hd radar. we want to show you we have a little convective activity off it the south and west north of harrisonburg where you see that little area of orange. if you look closely, you see some flashing there. we have some lightning in this system. so we are saying earlier there were a couple of showers that came through front royal. now, just to the east of 81, we
are seeing a little bit of thunderstorm activity there and all of this is moving northward. i don't know that it will hang together but we'll keep our eyes on it. and maybe in front royal, you will get a little bit of this activity a little bit later on this morning. it's warm start, 77 degrees in washington with 82% humidity. 73degrees in quantico. frederick is at 70 degrees. in culpeper, it is currently 72 degrees. here is a look at the futurecast. this is what we're going to be seeing, what we possibly could see during the course of the day today. we've got the clouds this morning. as the morning progresses, we'll get some sunshine working in there but clouds will be a feature of the day as well. we'll call it partly sunny skies. this afternoon, maybe a couple of showers and thunderstorms popping up here and there right across our region. it looks like we clear out pretty well later on tonight into early tomorrow morning. but then we'll do it all again tomorrow, chance of afternoon
showers and thunderstorms. today, partly sunny skies. there are your scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms. 93degrees for your high today. for tonight, another warm night. we'll look if a low in the mid- 70s again. for your five-day forecast, more of the same tomorrow. 90 for your high. but on friday, 85 for a high. that is not bad. that is actually below normal. by the weekend being we are back to at or above normal temperatures but right around 80 to 90-degree for your highs. it looks like it will be dry at this point. now, let's get more on this mornings rush hour traffic. for that, we turn to julie wright. >> so friday is going be for a jw kind of day. >> jw, oh, yes it was. >> you mean you had to guess. >> i was going through my memory banks there. >> off my screen, mister. >> i take the day off and he
for gets who his coworkers are. tells you my level of importance. in howard county, this is heading northbound up towards i- 195. we have a crash here and the right half of the roadway is blocked at this point. accident activity al11 news traffic to squeeze by -- allows traffic to squeeze by. i-95 at route 100, right half of the roadway remains closed off. northbound traffic at dennis, traffic skiss by through the construction single file -- squeezes by through the construction single file to the left. don't forget, metro, we are monitoring metro and we have some problems along the blue- orange line there at foggy bottom and gw. that is where the escalators, the entrance escalate ours are out of service until further notice. station remains open and shuttle bus service has been
requested. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> all right. a heads up for drivers in frederick, maryland. starting today, several speed cameras in school zones will be up and running. the cameras are near hillcrest elementary school. >> our business beat is up next. after the break, we'll tell you why netflix shares are soaring. >> as we go to break, how attached are you to your computer smart phone or tablet. a recent harris interactive poll found 57% of people surveyed say they want access to thairdz even when they are on vacation and get this, 17% say they wouldn't even unking through it when they are on their honeymoon. how bad that is? we'll be right back. 
netflix shares are soaring. more on that in just a minute. first, lets asee how the rest of the market is doing. lauren similar netty with fox business network is live in new york with this morning's business beat. good morning to you. >> good morning. >> i was checking things out because i'm not an expert and a lot of people aren't, the dow and the s&p 500 had a big turn outyesterday. snapped a five-day losing streak v winning streak. sorry. >> this is what happened. the end of june was spectacular. the markets rallied all last week. you weren't here. we were talking about how markets were going up, up, up, up and up. yesterday, that camey to halt and the dow and s&p 500 finished lower. the nasdaq got that nine-point gain. there you go. that was thanks to shares of netflix. >> let's talk about something else. june jobs report is also coming
out. what can we look forward to on that. >> we are expecting about 100,000 jobs to have been created in june. we'll find out what the unemployment rate is also. that is expected to stay steady at 9.1%. on big jobs weeks, it is what everybody talks about leading up to friday. we talk about it for days on end and it finally happens at 8:30 every friday morning and we'll see a big reaction in the markets based on what happens if it surprises in a good way or bad way. >> let's talk about something i to know about and movies. netflix rallied 8% to an all- time high. does that mean anything to the rest of us? >> if you on netflix, it means you made a lot of money. the news was that they are expanding their serve us, their streaming service in 43 countries in the cache other than and latin america. this is all part of the push that is going on right now. i call it the battle for your living room.
every company wants a part of your tv. they want to advertise on their tv. they want their technology on your tv and now net flick is doing the same thing. it wants all tvs shipped to have their devices in them. new rich says that nearly half of all tvs shipped within four years will be internet connected. >> that is amazing stuff. we have to start buying now for five years down the road so we can be ahead of the curve, kind of, sort of. >> thank you for all the information. we appreciate it. back to this morning's big stories. a mother on trial for killing her 2-year-old daughter. now, the jury has its say. >> as to the charge of first degree murder, verdict as to count one, we the jury find the defendant not guilty. >> you heard it. casey anthony found not guilty in the murder of her daughter killee. details on the dramatic end to
the trial and we'll share some of your comments on the case coming up. x,. 0@ yml
a. welcome back. temperatures are nice and pleasantly warm. >> that is a good way to put it. >> you got to embrace it and say if this is what it is being i like it. >> seeing as how we don't have a choice. >> our temperatures are in the 70s this morning, boys and girls, ladies and gentlemen. we'll show you what is going on out there. we'll start with ht radar before we get to temperatures. we are continuing to watch this little area. you won't say little anymore. it is growing in size to our south and west, north harrisonburg heading towards front royal. you do see some of the flashing there. this is some thunderstorm activity early this morning and again, look at your raid are. it is not right here on our doorstep. it is off to the west and the way it is tracking, it could come through front royal, maybe a little bit through culpeper
and then we'll have to see if it hangs together and make its way through leesburg, herndon, sterling, reston, places like that. it looks like just to the west of reston, there is a little bit of shower activity right now. it bears watching. we'll keep you posted on what is happening. now, let's get to the graphics. current conditions at reagan national airport. 77degrees. relative humidity, 82%. your forecast for today, we'll see a good a sunshine. we'll see partly sunny skies. hot and humid, highs into the low 90s. maybe some afternoon showers and thunderstorms coming through. coming up in about 15 minutes, today's edition of ask the weather guys. tuck and i reunited to get back to our ask the weather guys as normal and today's question is aboumen are struck by lightning. >> we've got a whole bunch of men around to try to get that
answered. >> don't want to get struck by lightning up here. >> hopefully not. >> no one will. >> we'll get to julie wright. >> i already hear the peaches around herb theme playing in the background. >> reunited. >> we're talking about metrorail and metro's blue- orange line having some difficulty because the escalators are out of service. the entrance escalators are not working along the blue-orange line at foggy bottom. that is affecting the commute if you will as you travel along metro. the station remains open. shuttle bus service has been requested there at the scene but the entrance escalators are not in service. northbound i-9 5rbg the crash we had here at route 100 still in place along the right side of the highway. the lanes are open passing the scene. traveling in virginia, eastbound 66 coming in from manassas, we are slowing here at business 4. again as 9 centreville and again at fair oak. no incidents to report on the beltway traveling between
annandale and merrifield. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. the verdict, not guilty on the three most serious charges for casey anthony. >> the florida mom accused of murdering her 2-year-old daughter caylee could be set free as early as this week. >> the jury aquitted anthony of murder and manslaughter and child abuse. verdict shocked many people. afterwards, the defense gave their take while prosecutors talked how the time it took to find tailee's body hurt their case. >> casey did not murder caylee. it is that simple. >> this is a lesson to those of you who have indulged in media assassination for three years. >> this is a dry bones case, very difficult to prove. >> casey anthony will be sentenced on those four founts of lying to police tomorrow. each carries a maximum sentence of one year in jail but she has
already served nearly three years. on facebook being rob quinn writes it was the worst verdict since oj, very sad for poor caylee. she did not get any justice. you can share your comments with us on facebook this morning. look for us under fox 5 morning news. in d.c., the roger clemens perjury trial gets under way. the former baseball great accused lying to congress by telling a house committee he never used steroids or hgh during his career. sherry ly live with a preview. >> reporter: good morning. the jury selection is expected to start at 9:30 this morning. they've got 125 prospective jurors, 50 of them will show up today. now, that jury will not be
deciding whether roger clemens is guilty of using sister wizards but rather where he lied about it. he testified under oath that he did not use performance enhancing drugs on his way to becoming a seven time cy young winner. clemens' former trainer says he enjicted the yankee pitcher with steroids and saved the needs as proof. former teammates and other former major leaguers are expected to testify including andy pettitte who says that clemens told him he took human growth hormone back in a conversation in 1999 or 2000. clemens claims that pettitte misunderstood that conversation. jose canseco, a former outfielder for the major leagues, is all expected to testify about whether clemens attended a party at his home in
south florida where steroids were being used. canseco famously wrote that book juiced admitting he used steroids and claiming that most other major leaguers did too. jury select is expected to take about a week. it will be come meet by early next week. trial expected to take four to six weeks. one of the federal prosecutors in this case also prosecuted miguel tejada for misleading congress about steroid use as well. back to you. >> thank you. let's take a look at other top stories we are following. a virginia mother indicted in the death of her 2-year-old son. karen murphy is accused of leaving her son ryan in the family's minivan all day on june 17th. he was last seen alive around 9:00 a.m. that day. police say murphy found him unresponsive and still strapped in his car seat around 4:00 p.m. she is charged with murder and child neglect. new developments in the
corruption scandal in prince georges county. leslie johnson says she will step down. she needed guilty to obstruction charges last week. it stems from her role in a federal corruption scandal involving her husband former county exec jack johnson. her resignation takes effect july # 1st but some want to see it happen sooner -- 31st, but some want to see it happen soon engineer we should have the special elect as soon as possible. >> as a resident, i think it would be nice for she would offer an apology, at least an apology. >> when the fbi came to johnson's home last november, council woman johnson stuffed nearly $08,000 in her bra and plushed a $100,000 check down the toilet. d.c. police using the web to catch a killer. investigators hoping to get new leads in a 13-year-old murder case by launching a web site similar to the one that helped catch the so-called east coast rapist. christine mirazyan was walking to her dorm when someone
dragged her into the woods, sexually assaulted her and beat her to death. police release a sketch of the man who may be responsible. coming up next, from pharmacies to hospitals, more on how the growing problem of prick shortages is hitting patients hard. the duke and duchess of cambridge getting ready to come to the u.s. on friday. police are getting ready to protect them from the paparazzi. we'll tell you how home owners in the neighborhood where they will be staying are helping out. 
making headlines, the duke and duchess of cambridge are wrapping up their trip to canada. the royal couple heads to los angeles on friday and los angeles police are trying to push back paparazzi. prince william and katherine will be staying at the british consul general's home in l.a. people living in the neighbor have signed keep away orders
and no trespassing orders. the "los angeles times" reports several tabloids have already offered to pay residents for access but so far, no one has caved. a source continues this morning for a stolen picasso piece. the painting is worth some $200,000, the piece of artwork at least. police say a man walked into his san francisco art gallery yesterday, grabbed the drawing off the wall and left in a taxicab. one art historian says the piece will be hard to sell. it is an alarming problem asking everything from farm as yises to hospitals. critical medication in short fly or not available at all. melanie alnwick has more. >> reporter: pharmacy shelves across the country have more empty spaces these days, spaces that should be filled with important meted indications. >> it is a tight market. >> jeff picard is the director of pharmacy operations for children's national medical center.
>> if a child needs certain electrolytes in his iv and those are short, we're really scrambling. >> reporter: drug for cancer treatments, infections, heart disease, diabetes, even adhd are experiencing shortages. # 11 last year and perhaps as many as 300 medications by the end of 2011. -- 311 last year and perhaps as many as 300 medications -- 211 last year and perhaps as many as 300 medications by the end of twoiive. >> reporter: there are fewer manufacturers to pick up the slack if the company goes offline. some drug are discontinue if the they are not profitable to make. others get hung up in the regulatory process. usually, alternatives are available but doctors say it complicates how they treat their patients. >> that is definitely a major issue when they're admitting someone who is very ill. >> the doctor specializes in pediatric unif he can schuss dises. >> it does complicate things
because we get out of the standard of care and we have to be a little bit more vigilant for unusual things that we wouldn't usually be looking for. >> reporter: if in the pharmacy, it means fine fining ways to reduce waste. >> in most vials, are there is some overfill from the manufacturer. we are looking at alternate ways to repackage so we don't waste. >> reporter: one big complaint is they often don't know there is a shortage until they've ordered that medication and they can't get it. so one thing that the american society of health system pharmacists would like is to have the fda require manufacturers to give notice ahead of time so that people can prepare accordingly. it is looking at having the federal government do things like offer unsentives to drug macers so they will continue to make the drug that are no longer profitable. what is going on, tony? >> we wanted to start by
showing you hd radar once again. we've been keeping track of a little thunderstorm activity that has popped up this morning off to the south and west of the district. you can see it there as we check the fox 5 radar. what you are seeing is just a little bit of convective activity. this is south of front royal. to the north and west of culpeper, here it is and we have seen some lightning in this system early this morning. it is tracking to the north and east so we'll keep our eyes on it through the course of the morning. it does look like it could come close to front royal. if it hangs together, maybe make us with a up towards leesburg and reston, places like that. don't know that it will do that. we'll keep ourize it as it tracks across this morning. let's get back to the graphics. take a look at the big picture satellite-radar. we have plenty of clouds in over us. you've seen our live shot, skies are fairly cloudy. we will see some sunshine breaking in there as a frontal boundary makes its way northward from the south and comes through as a warm front. it will keep us in the soup today. and keep some clouds in over
us. we'll call it a partly sunny day today with those clouds hanging around. temperatures across the region being a warm start to the day. we remain at 77 degrees at this hour here in the district. elsewhere, a little bit, quote, unquote, cooler. 72 in fredericksburg. ocean city, 73. patuxent naval air station is at 74 degrees. the forecast for washington for today look like this. partly sunny skies, some scattered afternoon showers and thunderstorms are possible. not everyone will get them but some of you may. 93degrees for your high today. then for tonight, we'll be look at an early shower and a thunderstorm. it will be warm overnight. lows 74 degrees and then for your five-day forecast, tomorrow, more of the same. more heat, high about 90 degrees. chance of some scattered showers and thunderstorms primarily in the afternoon. friday, we have the chance of showers and thunderstorms but a little bit of relief, 85 for your high. right now, things can change but right now, i would say the
weekend looks good. it will be warm. it will be about as warm as it should be for this time of year. it looks like it will be dry at this point. that could change but right now, it looks pretty good. >> there you go. that is a look at what is happening with weather. now, it is time for ask the weather guys, the segment where tucker barnes and i put our big heads together to answer your most pressing questions, weather-related or otherwise. due to scheduling changes here, we have not been able to do this for quite some time. we are happy to bring it to you. today's question, fascinating question comes from justin roberti who writes who does lutening strike -- lightning strike more, men or women. good question. who do you think it strike more into. >> i say men because they are outside doing outside stuff more. >> i will say men because we don't like to go inside. we are not that smart. >> you are both right. >> okay. >> you are absolutely right. lightning strikes men much more
often than women. i have a stat for you. it is kind of sad. between-- this ard cog to popular science magazine. between 1995 and 2008, lightning strikes killed 648 people in the u.s. according to popular science. those killed, 82% were men. 82%. some people wonder is it something in our bodies. no, it is nothing like that. this is attributed to something called mass, which is the men are stupid syndrome. >> that is what steve said. >> that is really it. men take more risks. it has been shown that women, when they heed the warnings when they hear about this and many men do as well, they two inside if there is a thunderstorm coming or lightning is being reported. we tell you this all the time. seek shelter. men tend to hang around outside a little bit longer thinking
they're on the golf course, oh, i can beat this or they're out there playing soccer, oh, it will just blow over or they're boating and decide even with a forecast that suggests there might be a thunderstorm, what is the chance it is going to get me and it gets them unfortunately. tucker, this is something that you know about personally, right? >> well, i certainly had risky behavior. we'll just leave it at that. i've come very close a couple of times and learned my lesson. >> you are younger but it was one of those typical staying outside longer than you should have. >> he was not struck by lightning. >> how about that park ranger that was hit like eight times and he lived every time. >> in the old guiness book of world records. >> that is curious. although he is a park ranger. >> and he was outside a lot. >> outside all the time. >> funny that you mention that. i can remember when i was younger and we would be outside doing whatever we were doing and our parents and grandparents would say it is
time to come in and you would be stupid and stay out there. >> you want to go play in the rain or whatever it is. >> somebody told me now for playing field, they have sirens that will go off and warn you ahead time. >> if you are out playing and sometimes this stuff happens, it comes on so suddenly, you are stuck out in in. it the best thing is to crouch down close to the ground. you don't want to be the tallest thing out there and get yourself into a paul, correct and get as close to the ground as you can. but hopefully, you will just three -- flee when you see a thunderstorm coming. there you guy. fascinating question. men are much more likely to be struck by lightning. thank you, justin. if you've got a question that you want answered, just go to and click on the weather tab. can you also upload your video question. we are getting more of those. we'll have some of those coming up in the next several days and we may play it on air. we know julie wright is not going to get struck because
once a storm rolls in on the beach, she is out of there. >> she is out, yes. >> not sticking around for the storms. >> once you see the hint of the clouds, that's it, i'm out of here. i won't stay if a nutty buddy and that's saying something. >> we'll have to put that to the test sometime. >> how do you think they get me to run on the treadmill. they stick that nutty buddy right there in front of me. on the roads right now, you will find the outer loop of the beltway. we've got delays forming back near university boulevard headed over to georgia avenue. all lens are open northbound 95. the crash we reported at route 100 has cleared. lanes are open there as well. northbound 4, we've got the delays -- i should say inbound 4, we have the delays. in virginia, 66 coming in from business 234, not too busy here but leaving fair oaks headed eastbound towards 123. south capital street headed for the douglass bridge, lanes are
open. easier ride here. that's a check of your fox 5 on-time traffic. >> thank you. a health alert about new statistics on the necessity of angioplasty. >> several major heart centers analyze more than half a million procedures done in 2009 and 2010. more than 98% in emergency situations were deemed appropriate. but of the nonacute cases, 38% were uncertain and 12% were inappropriate. angioplasty is a procedure to widen a blocked or partially blocked artery. it is unfortunately an all- too-familiar tragedy during the summer months, young children drowning in swimming pools. >> there are things that lifeguards and parents can do to make swimming safe every time. steve kraft shares some safety lessons. >> in this park pool in central phoenix, it is beautiful and a barak. kids under 17 free. lifeguards use a special system to keep swimmers safe.
>> what we use is a full coverage scan of the pool. he scans the bottom of the pool and the top of the pool. he is looking first -- when he is looking at the pool, he is counting how many people are in the water, checking out the areas and moving his head back and forth. >> just macsure to scan the pool make sure no one is under the water, above the water having trouble swimming or anything. >> reporter: keeping track of everyone in the water can be tough. so at this pool, lifeguards rotate frequently to stay sharp. parents appreciate the strict safety rules because they know the danger. >> just that there is so many people, so many activities. you turn away for a second and the baby is gone. so that is why teaching them how to swim ate wrung ladies and gentlemen and having always your eyes on the kids. >> follow these guidelines and you can keep pool parties safe at your house. >> i think definitely at the least to have two people watching any body of water as well as having someone in the
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good morning. we are serving up a whole lot of fun this morning as we are live at the washington capitols stadium their season kicked off
this week. as always it promises world tennis action. venus williams already played. we will talk with the head of the team ten necessary. we will talk with the owner of the washington castle he is excited for another season and we are also going to hit the court with the newest member of the washington castles as well. when you are talking about new in the castles you really have to talk about their new location take a look at this. they are on the wharf. we are live at the southwest water front we will talk about what this new venue means for the team and most importantly how you can come out and see a match. this is the only tennis court in the u.s. where they have room for you to park your boat.
i am counting on you to be my friend with the boat. >> i got it covered then i wasn't coming until you told me that now i have a place. thank you. of course we want to say good morning to our facebook fan of the day, rick alison he works for u.s. airways we love his last name, alison as in alison seymour. if you would like to be tomorrow's fan of the day search us on fox 5 morning news, no space between fox and 5 and post the comment on mr. alison's photo that will do it for the 6:00 a.m. hour now over to alison and steve. >> i am liking the morning show with all the men. >> now you are breaking up the man show. good morning and thank you. glad you are with us this morning it is the court case that captured the world's attention. the verdict is outraging many americans, jurors find casey